While it seems interesting in theory, from what Ryan has told me it would require massive change to the code base, which I do not think is worthwhile without significant demand.
This ability could be provided with SRIOV host support, which I would rather see. I'm still willing to look at changes and decide then if Ryan wishes. Jack On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 7:46 AM, Nikos Vassiliadis <nvass9...@gmx.com>wrote: > On 1/5/2011 12:50 AM, Ryan Stone wrote: > >> The way that I envision this working is that you'd run something like >> "ifconfig vix0 create parent ix1" to create a new virtual interface >> sharing the same physical interface as ix1. From that point on, vix0 >> would be a completely different interface from ix1, with its own MAC, >> vlan table, IPs, etc. >> >> Any comments as to whether this would be useful(or useless) would be >> welcome. >> > > Speaking for myself, I would say, yes, it sounds very interesting. > > Currently the same result can be achieved, by assigning a pseudo-ethernet > interface to a vnet and bridging it to a physical ethernet interface. > It would be nice to offload some things to the hardware. > > Yet, I don't know if the number of changes in the infrastructure worth the > labor, for just one specific hardware. Is ixgbe the only hardware that > support such things? > Or maybe it is some trend of the future? > > As a virtualization user, I find it most useful. > > Nikos > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"